Lenovo has confirmed that it’s working on a 10 inch touchscreen laptop designed to run Google Android. It’s called the Lenovo IdeaPad A10, and after we discovered product manuals for the device on the Lenovo website this week, a spokesperson confirmed to PC World that the IdeaPad A10 is real, and it’s on the way.
Pricing and launch date details haven’t yet been revealed.
Here’s what we do know: The Lenovo IdeaPad A10 looks like a netbook, but it features an unusual design that lets you push back the touchscreen 300 degrees so that you can prop up the display in a sort of kiosk mode. This lets you interact with the device as a touchscreen-only device without having the keyboard and touchpad get in the way.
But the IdeaPad A10 is not a tablet. The screen doesn’t fold back until it’s resting flat against the keyboard the way it would on a Lenovo Yoga tablet, for instance.
Instead, the A10 seems to take its design cues from the new Lenovo Flex family of notebooks.
The IdeaPad A10 features a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor and supports up to 2GB of RAM and up to 32GB of storage. It also has an HDMI port, VGA webcam, and a microSd card slot.
There are 2 full-sized USB 2.0 ports and a micro USB port, stereo speakers, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 22.6 Whr battery.
It’s expected to sell for around 249 Euros in Germany, which suggests it’ll likely cost $300 or less when it hit the United States. But we won’t know for certain until Lenovo makes an official announcement.